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SAN JOSE, Calif., October 25, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced results for the third quarter of 2021.

Cadence reported third quarter 2021 revenue of $751 million, compared to revenue of $667 million for the same period in 2020. On a GAAP basis, Cadence achieved operating margin of 26 percent and recognized net income of $176 million, or $0.63 per share on a diluted basis, in the third quarter of 2021, compared to operating margin of 25 percent and net income of $162 million, or $0.58 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2020.

Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, operating margin for the third quarter of 2021 was 36 percent and net income was $222 million, or $0.80 per share on a diluted basis, compared to operating margin of 36 percent and net income of $197 million, or $0.70 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2020.

"Cadence delivered stronger than expected financial results for the third quarter, fueled by accelerating demand for our highly differentiated solutions," said Lip-Bu Tan, chief executive officer. "Design activity remains robust and the Cadence team continues to execute exceedingly well to our Intelligent System Design strategy."

"Delighting customers and accelerating growth requires a relentless commitment to innovation," added Anirudh Devgan, president. "Our innovation pipeline continued to deliver, as we introduced four additional significant new products this quarter, including the revolutionary Integrity 3D-IC Platform."

"We exceeded our guidance on all key metrics for the third quarter and as a result, I am pleased to raise our outlook for the year," said John Wall, senior vice president and chief financial officer.

CFO Commentary

Commentary on the third quarter 2021 financial results by John Wall, senior vice president and chief financial officer, is available at www.cadence.com/cadence/investor_relations.

Business Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2021, the company expects total revenue in the range of $745 million to $765 million. Fourth quarter GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 24 percent and GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.49 to $0.53. Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, operating margin is expected to be approximately 35 percent and net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.76 to $0.80.

For 2021, the company expects total revenue in the range of $2.96 billion to $2.98 billion. On a GAAP basis, operating margin is expected to be approximately 26 percent and GAAP net income per diluted share for 2021 is expected to be in the range of $2.36 to $2.40. Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, operating margin for 2021 is expected to be approximately 37 percent and net income per diluted share for 2021 is expected to be in the range of $3.24 to $3.28.

Our fiscal years are 52- or 53-week periods ending on the Saturday closest to December 31. Fiscal 2021 will be a 52-week fiscal year. Fiscal 2020 was a 53-week fiscal year, with an additional week in our fourth quarter of 2020.

A schedule showing a reconciliation of the business outlook from GAAP operating margin, GAAP net income and diluted net income per share to non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP net income and diluted net income per share is included in this release.

Audio Webcast Scheduled

Lip-Bu Tan, chief executive officer; Anirudh Devgan, president; and John Wall, senior vice president and chief financial officer will host the third quarter 2021 financial results audio webcast today, October 25, 2021, at 2 p.m. (Pacific) / 5 p.m. (Eastern). Attendees are asked to register at the website at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled webcast. An archive of the webcast will be available starting October 25, 2021, at 5 p.m. (Pacific) and ending December 17, 2021, at 5 p.m. (Pacific). Webcast access is available at www.cadence.com/cadence/investor_relations.

About Cadence

Cadence is a pivotal leader in electronic design, building upon more than 30 years of computational software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent System Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and IP that turn design concepts into reality. Cadence customers are the world’s most innovative companies, delivering extraordinary electronic products from chips to boards to systems for the most dynamic market applications, including consumer, hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, mobile, aerospace, industrial and healthcare. For seven years in a row, Fortune magazine has named Cadence one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at cadence.com.

© 2021 Cadence Design Systems, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Cadence, the Cadence logo and the other Cadence marks found at www.cadence.com/go/trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This document includes forward-looking statements which are based on current expectations and preliminary assumptions that are subject to factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Cadence’s control, including, among others: (i) Cadence’s ability to compete successfully in the highly competitive industries in which it operates; (ii) the success of Cadence’s efforts to maintain and improve operational efficiency and growth; (iii) the mix of products and services sold, the timing of orders and the ability to develop, install or deliver Cadence’s products or services; (iv) change in customer demands or supply constraints that could result in delays in purchases, development, installations or deliveries of Cadence's products or services, including those resulting from consolidation, restructurings and other operational efficiency improvements of Cadence’s customers; (v) economic and industry conditions, including that of the semiconductor and electronics industries, government regulations and trade restrictions; (vi) capital expenditure requirements, legislative or regulatory requirements, changes in tax laws, interest rates, currency exchange rate fluctuations and Cadence’s ability to access capital and debt markets; (vii) the acquisition of other companies or technologies or the failure to successfully integrate and operate them; (viii) events that affect cash flow, liquidity, or reserves, or settlement assumptions Cadence may take from time to time with respect to accounts receivable, taxes and tax examinations, litigation, regulatory or other matters; (ix) the effects of any litigation, regulatory or other proceedings to which Cadence is or may become a party; and (x) the duration, severity and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and containment measures on Cadence, its employees, and its suppliers and customers, which may also have the effect of heightening the other risks described in this paragraph. In addition, the timing and amount of Cadence's repurchase of its common stock under the authorizations will be subject to business and market conditions, corporate and regulatory requirements, stock price, acquisition opportunities and other factors.

For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements related to Cadence’s business, please refer to Cadence’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which include Cadence’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, including Cadence’s future filings.

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for or superior to measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures contained within this press release with their most directly comparable GAAP financial results. Investors are also encouraged to look at the GAAP results as the best measure of financial performance.

To supplement Cadence’s financial results presented on a GAAP basis, Cadence management uses non-GAAP measures that it believes are helpful in understanding Cadence’s performance. One such measure is non-GAAP net income, which is a financial measure not calculated under GAAP. Non-GAAP net income is calculated by Cadence management by taking GAAP net income and excluding, as applicable, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, acquisition and integration-related costs including retention expenses, investment gains or losses, income or expenses related to Cadence’s non-qualified deferred compensation plan, restructuring, executive severance and other significant items not directly related to Cadence’s core business operations, and the income tax effect of non-GAAP pre-tax adjustments.

Cadence management uses non-GAAP net income because it excludes items that are generally not directly related to the performance of Cadence’s core business operations and therefore provides supplemental information to Cadence management and investors regarding the performance of the business operations, facilitates comparisons to the historical operating results and allows the review of Cadence's business from the same perspective as Cadence management, including forecasting and budgeting.

The following tables reconcile the specific items excluded from GAAP operating margin, GAAP net income and GAAP net income per diluted share in the calculation of non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the periods shown below:

Operating Margin Reconciliation

Three Months Ended

October 2, 2021

September 26, 2020

(unaudited)

GAAP operating margin as a percent of total revenue

26

%

25

%

Reconciling items to non-GAAP operating margin as a percent of total revenue:

Stock-based compensation expense

7

%

7

%

Amortization of acquired intangibles

2

%

3

%

Acquisition and integration-related costs

1

%

1

%

Restructuring and other charges (credits)

0

%

0

%

Non-qualified deferred compensation expenses (credits)

0

%

0

%

Non-GAAP operating margin as a percent of total revenue

36

%

36

%

Net Income Reconciliation

Three Months Ended

October 2, 2021

September 26, 2020

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

Net income on a GAAP basis

$

176,307

$

161,630

Stock-based compensation expense

52,746

45,334

Amortization of acquired intangibles

16,774

15,885

Acquisition and integration-related costs

5,326

6,739

Restructuring and other charges (credits)

(222

)

13

Non-qualified deferred compensation expenses (credits)

(351

)

1,779

Other income or expense related to investments and non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets*

815

(876

)

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(29,817

)

(33,451

)

Net income on a non-GAAP basis

$

221,578

$

197,053

*

Includes, as applicable, equity in losses or income from investments, write-down of investments, gains or losses on investments and gains or losses on non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets recorded in other income or expense.

Diluted Net Income Per Share Reconciliation

Three Months Ended

October 2, 2021

September 26, 2020

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Diluted net income per share on a GAAP basis

$

0.63

$

0.58

Stock-based compensation expense

0.19

0.16

Amortization of acquired intangibles

0.06

0.06

Acquisition and integration-related costs

0.02

0.02

Restructuring and other charges (credits)

Non-qualified deferred compensation expenses (credits)

Other income or expense related to investments and non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets*

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(0.10

)

(0.12

)

Diluted net income per share on a non-GAAP basis

$

0.80

$

0.70

Shares used in calculation of diluted net income per share

278,311

280,024

*

Includes, as applicable, equity in losses or income from investments, write-down of investments, gains or losses on investments and gains or losses on non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets recorded in other income or expense.

Cadence expects that its corporate representatives will meet privately during the quarter with investors, the media, investment analysts and others. At these meetings, Cadence may reiterate the business outlook published in this press release. At the same time, Cadence will keep this press release, including the business outlook, publicly available on its website.

Prior to the start of the Quiet Period (described below), the public may continue to rely on the business outlook contained herein as still being Cadence’s current expectations on matters covered unless Cadence publishes a notice stating otherwise.

Beginning December 17, 2021, Cadence will observe a Quiet Period during which the business outlook as provided in this press release and the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q no longer constitute Cadence’s current expectations. During the Quiet Period, the business outlook in these documents should be considered historical, speaking as of prior to the Quiet Period only and not subject to any update by Cadence. During the Quiet Period, Cadence’s representatives will not comment on Cadence’s business outlook, financial results or expectations. The Quiet Period will extend until Cadence’s fourth quarter 2021 earnings release is published, which is currently scheduled for February 22, 2022.

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

October 2, 2021 and January 2, 2021

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

October 2, 2021

January 2, 2021

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,013,819

$

928,432

Receivables, net

327,191

338,487

Inventories

101,575

75,956

Prepaid expenses and other

100,428

135,712

Total current assets

1,543,013

1,478,587

Property, plant and equipment, net

303,313

311,125

Goodwill

925,949

782,087

Acquired intangibles, net

247,628

210,590

Deferred taxes

766,036

732,290

Other assets

427,936

436,106

Total assets

$

4,213,875

$

3,950,785

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

363,835

$

349,951

Current portion of deferred revenue

543,361

446,857

Total current liabilities

907,196

796,808

Long-term liabilities:

Long-term portion of deferred revenue

95,991

107,064

Long-term debt

347,385

346,793

Other long-term liabilities

232,041

207,102

Total long-term liabilities

675,417

660,959

Stockholders' equity

2,631,262

2,493,018

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

4,213,875

$

3,950,785

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Income Statements

For the Three and Nine Months Ended October 2, 2021 and September 26, 2020

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

October 2,

2021

September 26,

2020

October 2,

2021

September 26,

2020

Revenue:

Product and maintenance

$

706,160

$

630,329

$

2,093,098

$

1,813,384

Services

44,735

36,278

122,110

109,598

Total revenue

750,895

666,607

2,215,208

1,922,982

Costs and expenses:

Cost of product and maintenance

54,185

64,800

174,933

175,915

Cost of services

22,402

17,484

62,380

56,047

Marketing and sales

143,401

123,738

412,194

369,958

Research and development

289,105

250,934

845,324

743,423

General and administrative

42,990

35,928

123,275

105,161

Amortization of acquired intangibles

5,000

4,438

14,661

13,234

Restructuring and other charges (credits)

(222

)

13

(968

)

(1,329

)

Total costs and expenses

556,861

497,335

1,631,799

1,462,409

Income from operations

194,034

169,272

583,409

460,573

Interest expense

(4,196

)

(5,325

)

(12,729

)

(15,876

)

Other income (expense), net

(1,143

)

1,766

3,701

1,862

Income before provision for income taxes

188,695

165,713

574,381

446,559

Provision for income taxes

12,388

4,083

55,005

29,653

Net income

$

176,307

$

161,630

$

519,376

$

416,906

Net income per share - basic

$

0.65

$

0.59

$

1.90

$

1.52

Net income per share - diluted

$

0.63

$

0.58

$

1.86

$

1.49

Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic

273,194

273,996

273,636

273,633

Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted

278,311

280,024

279,046

279,455

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the Nine Months Ended October 2, 2021 and September 26, 2020

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Nine Months Ended

October 2,

September 26,

2021

2020

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

$

928,432

$

705,210

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income

519,376

416,906

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

106,962

107,019

Amortization of debt discount and fees

952

770

Stock-based compensation

155,860

138,723

(Gain) loss on investments, net

(330

)

5,118

Deferred income taxes

(34,566

)

(18,966

)

Provisions for losses on receivables

234

1,087

ROU asset amortization and change in operating lease liabilities

(2,917

)

2,064

Other non-cash items

146

410

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquired businesses:

Receivables

15,132

9,945

Inventories

(25,608

)

6,376

Prepaid expenses and other

36,632

22,769

Other assets

8,127

(21,287

)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

10,501

(30,455

)

Deferred revenue

84,183

124,491

Other long-term liabilities

10,417

4,430

Net cash provided by operating activities

885,101

769,400

Cash flows from investing activities:

Proceeds from the sale of non-marketable investments

128

-

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(49,977

)

(63,745

)

Cash paid in business combinations, net of cash acquired

(220,026

)

(197,562

)

Net cash used for investing activities

(269,875

)

(261,307

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from revolving credit facility

-

350,000

Payment of debt issuance costs

(1,285

)

-

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

83,632

71,451

Stock received for payment of employee taxes on vesting of restricted stock

(108,185

)

(85,515

)

Payments for repurchases of common stock

(502,301

)

(250,047

)

Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities

(528,139

)

85,889

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(1,700

)

7,372

Increase in cash and cash equivalents

85,387

601,354

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

1,013,819

$

1,306,564

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

(Unaudited)

Revenue Mix by Geography (% of Total Revenue)

2020

2021

GEOGRAPHY

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Year

Q1

Q2

Q3

Americas

43

%

44

%

42

%

41

%

42

%

46

%

44

%

46

%

China

13

%

12

%

17

%

17

%

15

%

12

%

14

%

13

%

Other Asia

18

%

19

%

19

%

18

%

18

%

18

%

19

%

18

%

Europe, Middle East and Africa

19

%

18

%

16

%

17

%

18

%

18

%

17

%

17

%

Japan

7

%

7

%

6

%

7

%

7

%

6

%

6

%

6

%

Total

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

Revenue Mix by Product Category (% of Total Revenue)

2020

2021

PRODUCT CATEGORY

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Year

Q1

Q2

Q3

Custom IC Design and Simulation

25

%

24

%

24

%

26

%

25

%

23

%

23

%

23

%

Digital IC Design and Signoff

29

%

28

%

27

%

31

%

29

%

27

%

28

%

29

%

Functional Verification, including Emulation and Prototyping Hardware

23

%

24

%

23

%

19

%

22

%

26

%

25

%

23

%

IP

14

%

14

%

15

%

13

%

14

%

14

%

13

%

14

%

System Design and Analysis

9

%

10

%

11

%

11

%

10

%

10

%

11

%

11

%

Total

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Impact of Non-GAAP Adjustments on Forward Looking Operating Margin

As of October 25, 2021

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ending

Year Ending

January 1, 2022

January 1, 2022

Forecast

Forecast

GAAP operating margin as a percent of total revenue

~24%

~26%

Reconciling items to non-GAAP operating margin as a percent of total revenue:

Stock-based compensation expense

8%

7%

Amortization of acquired intangibles

2%

2%

Acquisition and integration-related costs

1%

1%

Restructuring and other credits

0%

0%

Non-qualified deferred compensation expenses

0%

0%

Special charges*

0%

1%

Non-GAAP operating margin as a percent of total revenue†

~35%

~37%

† The non-GAAP measures presented in the table above should not be considered a substitute for financial results and measures determined or calculated in accordance with GAAP.

* Comprised of costs related to a voluntary retirement program in the second quarter of 2021.

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Impact of Non-GAAP Adjustments on Forward Looking Diluted Net Income Per Share

As of October 25, 2021

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ending

Year Ending

January 1, 2022

January 1, 2022

Forecast

Forecast

Diluted net income per share on a GAAP basis

$0.49 to $0.53

$2.36 to $2.40

Stock-based compensation expense

0.21

0.77

Amortization of acquired intangibles

0.06

0.24

Acquisition and integration-related costs

0.02

0.08

Restructuring and other credits

-

-

Non-qualified deferred compensation expenses

-

0.01

Special charges*

-

0.10

Other income or expense related to investments and non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets**

-

(0.02)

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(0.02)

(0.30)

Diluted net income per share on a non-GAAP basis†

$0.76 to $0.80

$3.24 to $3.28

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Impact of Non-GAAP Adjustments on Forward Looking Net Income

As of October 25, 2021

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ending

Year Ending

January 1, 2022

January 1, 2022

($ in millions)

Forecast

Forecast

Net income on a GAAP basis

$137 to $149

$657 to $669

Stock-based compensation expense

58

214

Amortization of acquired intangibles

17

67

Acquisition and integration-related costs

6

22

Restructuring and other credits

-

(1)

Non-qualified deferred compensation expenses

-

4

Special charges*

-

27

Other income or expense related to investments and non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets**

-

(4)

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(7)

(84)

Net income on a non-GAAP basis†

$211 to $223

$902 to $914

† The non-GAAP measures presented in the table above should not be considered a substitute for financial results and measures determined or calculated in accordance with GAAP.

* Comprised of costs related to a voluntary retirement program in the second quarter of 2021.

** Includes, as applicable, equity in losses or income from investments, write-down of investments, gains or losses on investments and gains or losses on non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets recorded in other income or expense.

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